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Wed, 25 Mar


Ulster University

CANCELLED The Computer says No: how ‘welfare’ algorithms punish the poor.


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CANCELLED The Computer says No: how ‘welfare’ algorithms punish the poor.
CANCELLED The Computer says No: how ‘welfare’ algorithms punish the poor.

Time & Location

25 Mar 2020, 17:30

Ulster University, York St, Belfast BT15 1ED, UK

About the event

In light of the continuing and developing situation with Covid-19 (Coronavirus) in the UK, and having considered the available information and advice from the Government and health authorities, the decision has been taken to postpone this event.  

These are unprecedented times and this decision has been reached after the most careful consideration.

Hopefully we will be able to organise this event agian, as we have had lots of interest.  

Best Wishes 

The Legal Innovation Team.  

Rob Booth, the social affairs correspondent for the Guardian will discuss how Artificial Intelligence decision-making is being developed by UK government departments and public authorities with limited discussion of its use and the ramifications for transparency, redress and oversight.

The Guardian investigation involved publishing a series of articles looking at how government departments and public authorities in (among others) Britain, the United States, Australia and India, are radically reshaping the delivery of social security and other public services behind closed doors. 

The presentation will be followed by a panel discussion and Q and A with local academics. 

Jointly sponsored by the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission and Legal Innovation Centre, Ulster University. 

Tea and coffee available from 17:00.

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(This event is part of the Imagine! Belfast Festival of Ideas and Politics)

Imagine! Belfast Festival of Ideas and Politics 

We are a group of volunteers who run an annual festival each March involving talks, music, comedy, film, exhibitions, workshops etc. We were set up in 2014 to showcase new ideas on politics, culture and civic activism. Strictly non-partisan, we aim to entertain not pontificate!

Our key objectives are to encourage the participation of under-represented groups in political/cultural discussion; to stimulate reflection and debate on difficult and controversial issues and to promote free speech. We invite people to suggest and run events every November. Subscribe to our ezine and follow us on social media to get involved and have some fun.

We are a registered charity - NIC10.l

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